This week in St. Colman’s N.S. we are celebrating Friendship Week.
In honour of St. Valentine we are showing love to each other by
- saying nice things to each other
- including others in our games and play
- performing Acts of Random Kindness
- writing poems stories and songs about friendship
- designing art that shows friendship
Help us to celebrate by becoming involved in whatever way you can and by being our friends too!
Indoor hurling leagues for 1st to 6th classes will begin next week during lunchtime. 1st and 2nd class games will be played on a Tuesday and 3rd – 6th class games on a Wednesday.
Mini 7′s training continues for 4th – 6th class every Thursday and Friday at lunchtime.
During the month of January 5th and 6th class worked with clay to make coil pots and grotesque monster heads.
First off I would like to acknowledge the effort of parents bringing their children to Hurling 365 every Tuesday and Wednesday. I understand that being a parent may sometimes feel like you are running a full time taxi service so I am truly grateful for the commitment shown. Without the commitment of parents the children wouldn’t arrive and the hurling would not take place. So thank you.
On that I am delighted to say that the first three weeks of the Hurling 365 programme have been a huge success with numbers in the high twenties on both days every week so far. The children and the coaches are really enjoying it. Long may it last.
Finally as the start of both the boys and girls Rackard League Mini 7′s draws ever nearer I would like to draw your attention to something I read recently and I think it apt to share:
”We are playing for enjoyment, to be with our friends.
We promise to try our best to improve our skills, to help our team-mates and to obey the rules of the game.
We enjoy having older people watch us play. We ask that they applaud rather than criticise our efforts and the efforts of our opponents. Remember that we are learning a game that should give us a lifetime of enjoyment.
We may have to risk making mistakes in order to learn, please give us that chance.
We thank the referee for giving time to take charge of the game.
We promise to respect the referee’s decisions.
We ask the older people to do the same.
We promise to respect our opponents.
We shake hands before and after the game.”
C. Mc Donald
Congratulations to the pupils of 2nd, 4th and 6th classes who recently completed the aquatics strand of the P.E curriculum in The Waterfront swimming pool. These pupils all received certificates recognising their achievement on passing their respective level (1,2,3,4).
Well done to all the pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class that took part in the Bunclody Credit Union Quiz on Saturday last 1-2-14. The teams showed a marked improvement on last years results. Also a huge thank you to the parents for making sure that all the children arrived on time. The school had seven teams competing and all 28 students arrived and took part.
The enrollment ceremony for the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion took place on Sunday 2-2-14 at 11am mass in Ballindaggin. Well done to all those involved. Again all children were present at the mass so a big thank you to parents for enabling this to happen. Last weekend also marked the return of altar servers to Ballindaggin. Well done to the children who served Saturday night and Sunday mass.
It is the time of year for entrance exams. Pupils from 6th class will be undertaking their entrance exams in the secondary schools of their choice over the next month or so. We would like to remind these students no to worry and also take the opportunity to wish them the best of luck in these exams.
Hurling 365 Begins in Coolree this week and runs until June.
Senior Infants – Second Class Inclusive Tuesdays 3pm to 3.40pm beginning this Tuesday January 14th 2014
Third Class – Sixth Class Inclusive Wednesdays 3pm to 3.40pm beginning this Wednesday January 15th 2014
Parents bring the children to Coolree for 3pm and collect them at 3.40pm
Children need to bring their hurl and helmet as well as boots and runners.